Ira Hayes

Our resident aeronautical scientist and Brainiac. Founded several innovation companies, another Shark Tank alumni, and his Smart Cube invention garnered over $700K on Kickstarter prior to landing on the shelves of BestBuy.

Simon Solotko

Hundreds of product launches, millions in crowdfunding, and the head of social media for a Fortune 500 company.

Jay Mahanga

Over 800 million downloads of his apps, Jay is our head of applications. He’s built over 100 custom mobile applications and he’s just getting started!

Rusty Allan

Brilliant designer and engineer. Made dozens of successful products, picked on Shark Tank, and sold millions.

Danny Zavala

Cultural guru and visionary bus dev & sales leader, fresh from running a $500MM organization.

Tessa Ashford

It’s true – over 25 years experience in business development and marketing. From small ops to big companies, she keeps the IdeaPros machine running at full speed.

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FRED CARY

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of IdeaPros, Fred Cary, has helped hundreds of brilliant entrepreneurs find their purpose and create their legacy.

He produces a weekly show for entrepreneurs that has been viewed by over 4 million people, and his advice as a thought leader and business expert is widely sought after by both startup entrepreneurs and much larger companies. 

His Instagram inspires 200k+ people around the world on a daily basis. 

Mr. Cary is featured as a judge on the Emmy & Telly Award–Winning Show “Everyday Edisons” airing this year.

As a Top 1% Business Professional, Who’s Who in America, and top ranked attorney for several years, Mr. Cary’s personal brand can best be described as:

“F UCK Average, Be Legendary.”

    • Executive Team Members

    • FREDERICK CARY, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder Mr. Cary is a senior executive, strategic consultant, attorney and investment banker. He has focused on building global companies from startup stage through exit by IPO or M&A. As an operational executive (CEO/Chairman) he has built high-growth businesses in finance, enterprise software, mobile technologies, Web services, and digital video, HDTV, broadband and Personalized television, as well as consumer related product companies. He has led many mergers and acquisitions both as an executive and as counsel. Mr. Cary received his JD degree from Thomas Jefferson in California, attended post graduate certificate studies at Harvard Law School, and obtained his international MBA with Honors from the University of Liverpool. Sample deals as CEO and typically first employee: Boxlot – negotiated a $120 million sale to a public company. Path 1 – took the company public with a $30 million IPO. Imagine Communications – a global company with $500 million in annual revenue and 1,200 employees. City Loan – increased revenue to $25 million and expanded into 8 states. As an investment banker, iBankers raised $2 billion in two years.
  • JESSICA PEAK, Director of Project Management Ms. Peak is the Director of Project Management for our entire highly skilled project success team. As such, our wise-beyond-her-years Director is responsible for facilitating our entrepreneur partners’ vision – turning their dreams to reality. She manages well over 100 projects for IdeaPros and is personally responsible for many of the five star reviews we have received from our grateful partners. Previously, Ms. Peak was a volunteer at Farm Animal Rescue and is the youngest local member of P.E.O, a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship. A true over-achiever, Ms. Peak graduated high school in just two years and is currently attending Harvard Business School every evening after her typical 10-hour day.
  • SIMON SOLOTKO, Director of Crowdfunding Mr. Solotko is an expert Marketer and Industry Analyst. He is one of our top crowd funding experts. He has served as a CMO and led seminal crowdfunding projects including The Virtuix Omni, Sriracha Stix, Laelaps GPS, NimbleVR (canceled due to Facebook Acquisition), Avid Union Blade, and many more. Crowdfunded projects need to have a good target audience, strong appeal, and articulate with online audiences coherently. He helps design and execute efficient campaigns with tangible, exciting, and sensible rewards for backers, and a sense of importance, authenticity innovation to ignite the imagination of backers. Previously, Mr. Solotko spent five years at Raytheon IIS in business and strategic planning. He holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of Texas, a BA from the University of Chicago, and has studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Harvard and Kent State University. Simon is at the vanguard of augmented and virtual reality and has developed unique visualization and interface technologies.
  • MATT FICHTNER, Director of Online Sales Mr. Fichtner is a top seller on Amazon and an expert online marketer. He has 11 years active duty as a helicopter pilot in the Marine Corps. He began his entrepreneurial journey while completing his capstone project for his MBA program at the University of Southern California and ended up doing over $250,000 in sales on Amazon by the end of the calendar year. He now has eight different products selling on Amazon and is adding more as fast as he can. Mr. Fichtner belongs to multiple Amazon business groups, online selling masterminds, and has learned from some of the most successful online sellers in the world. As he learns more every day about expanding his own sales channels he looks forward to helping people get their ideas off the ground utilizing the power of Amazon and online pre-orders.

Success Team

Fred Cary
Frederick Cary Executive Chairman
Jessica Peak
Jessica Peak
Jessica Peak Director of Project Management
Tessa Ashford
Tessa Ashford
Tessa Ashford Director of Marketing
Eshan Cheema
Eshan Cheema
Eshan Cheema Chief Technology Officer
Laurent Courtines
Laurent Courtines
Laurent Courtines Digital Product Director
Miguel Rodriguez
Miguel Rodriguez
Miguel Rodriguez Project Team Leader
Laura Rubinstein
Laura Rubinstein
Laura Rubinstein Senior Marketing Manager
Chandler Martin
Chandler Martin
Chandler Martin Senior Content & Business Development Strategist
Jerick Evans
Jerick Evans
Jerick Evans UX/UI Designer & eLearning Lead
Dana Kulikova
Dana Kulikova
Dana Kulikova Senior Marketing Manager
Dana Owens
Dana Owens
Dana Owens UX/UI Designer & Animator
Curtis Bradshaw
Curtis Bradshaw
Curtis Bradshaw Creative Director – Launchpad
Bobby Hallas
Bobby Hallas
Bobby Hallas Senior Web Designer & Developer
Vivien Francis
Vivien Francis
Vivien Francis Senior Project Manager
Diana Kefover
Diana Kefover
Diana Kefover Executive Assistant
Khoa Dang
Khoa Dang
Khoa Dang Project Manager
Carlos Sandoval
Carlos Sandoval
Carlos Sandoval Project Manager
Hannah Moen
Hannah Moen
Hannah Moen Project Manager
Christopher Camas
Christopher Camas
Christopher Camas Project Manager
Kody Knighton
Kody Knighton
Kody Knighton Head of Partnerships
Rob Frechette
Rob Frechette
Rob Frechette Director
Grant Hebner
Grant Hebner
Grant Hebner Business Advisor
Justin Campbell
Justin Campbell
Justin Campbell Business Advisor
Ken Peak
Ken Peak
Ken Peak Business Advisor
Gerry Montovani
Gerry Montovani
Gerry Montovani Business Advisor
Joe Garrity
Joe Garrity
Joe Garrity Business Advisor
Adrian Hagerty
Joe Garrity
Adrian Hagerty Business Advisor
Walker Rice
Walker Rice
Walker Rice Business Advisor
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